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  • WASHINGTON – In advance of the END IT Movement’s fifth annual “Shine a Light on Slavery” day, U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, will convene a hearing on February 15 to examine progress in U.S. global efforts to end modern slavery and human trafficking, including recent...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today made the following statement about President Donald J. Trump’s meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. “There is tremendous opportunity to expand a relationship that is hugely beneficial for both countries, and I...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today convened a hearing on the broad challenges ahead for U.S. policy toward Russia, during which he cited the various threats to American interests from Russian actions in recent years, especially the invasion of Ukraine. The committee heard...
  • United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations Hearing: "The United States, The Russian Federation and the Challenges Ahead" February 9, 2017 U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), Chairman Since November of last year, this committee has tried to get witnesses from the prior administration to testify about a wide range of issues currently...
  • United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations Hearing: "The Plan to Defeat ISIS: Key Decisions and Considerations" February 7, 2017 U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), Chairman Opening Statement I’d like to thank our witnesses for testifying today, and for your service to our country. I hope your experiences can be informative as we...
  • WASHINGTON – During an interview on CNBC’s “Closing Bell”, U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today credited the Trump administration for imposing new sanctions on Iran following Tehran’s most recent ballistic missile test that violated a U.N. Security Council...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today released the following statement in response to the Trump administration’s sanctions against Iran. “This announcement makes clear that it is a new day in U.S.-Iran relations and that we will no longer tolerate Iran’s...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), the Ranking Member and Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, led 20 of their bipartisan colleagues today in a letter to President Trump after reports that Iran conducted a ballistic missile test late last week. Joining Senators Cardin and Corker on the...
  • WASHINGTON – During an appearance on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” today, U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, anticipated the U.S. will engage in a “coordinated, multi-faceted effort to push back” against Iran’s most recent ballistic missile test and its other...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today joined members of the Senate in voting to confirm Rex Tillerson to be Secretary of State. “Following a fair and exhaustive review in our committee, I am confident Rex Tillerson has the ability to be the effective leader the State...
  • WASHINGTON – Today, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee approved subcommittee membership, jurisdiction, rules and the budget for the committee in the 115th Congress. The subcommittee assignments are listed below and available online here. The committee’s jurisdiction and rules are available here. Subcommittee on Near East, South...
  • WASHINGTON – During a hearing to consider options for addressing the growing North Korean nuclear and ballistic missile threat, U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today urged the U.S. to “challenge existing assumptions and explore policy alternatives”, noting that even as the...
  • United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations Hearing: "Confronting the North Korea Threat: Reassessing Policy Options" January 31, 2017 U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), Chairman Opening Statement The North Korea threat is one of the most urgent security challenges facing the United States. Yet for nearly three decades, successive...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today urged his colleagues to support the nomination of Rex Tillerson to be Secretary of State. A majority of senators approved a procedural motion on Monday evening that will set a final vote on Tillerson’s nomination on...
  •  WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today condemned Iran for reportedly conducting a ballistic missile test in violation of its international commitments. U.N. Security Council Resolution 2231, which endorses provisions of the Iran nuclear agreement (the Joint Comprehensive...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today voted to confirm Governor Nikki Haley (R-S.C.) as the next U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations. The Senate voted 96 to 4 in favor of her nomination this afternoon. Earlier in the day, Corker joined members of the committee in voting to...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today made the following statement after President Donald J. Trump announced the signing of an executive order to advance completion of the Keystone XL pipeline. The Obama administration previously denied approval for the final segment of the...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today joined a majority of committee members in voting to favorably report the nomination of Governor Nikki Haley (R-S.C.) to serve as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations to the full Senate for consideration. “Governor Haley is a fierce...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today joined a majority of committee members in voting to favorably report the nomination of Rex Tillerson to be Secretary of State to the full Senate for consideration. “I personally have no doubt that Rex Tillerson is...
  • United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations  Business Meeting: Nomination of Rex Tillerson to be Secretary of State January 23, 2017 U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), Chairman Opening Statement Confirmation of secretary of state is always one of this committee's most important responsibilities. At the core of the nomination process is...